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Fast Facts About Forensic Nursing

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Fast Facts About Forensic Nursing

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Author: Meredith Scannell PhD(c), MSN, MPH, CNM, SANE

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Helps nurses to enhance their forensic skills and apply them to their practice in all settings

This is a succinct yet comprehensive guide to the rapidly expanding specialty of forensics nursing. Exploring the forensic nurse’s role in the gamut of patient care settings, the book is distinguished by its easy-to-read content comprised of bulleted lists, tables, and figures; short chapters; and convenient pocket size. This up-to-date, evidence-based resource addresses all facets of forensics nursing, including legal and ethical issues, conducting interviews, trauma-informed care, delivering expert testimony, documenting injuries, and collecting and preserving evidentiary substances for Medico-Legal purposes.

The book encompasses the wide range of injury and assault cases requiring the collection of forensic evidence in preparation for a legal case. This includes different types of sexual assault and violence, child maltreatment, elder maltreatment, bullying, interpersonal violence, gunshot wounds, community violence, human trafficking, terrorist acts, and mass disasters. With supporting case scenarios, the book describes step-by-step how to collect evidence and the proper procedure for handing over evidence once it is collected. Also included are verbatim descriptions of actual experiences forensic nurses have had while testifying.

Key Features:

  • Delivers broad content related to forensic nursing in easy-access Fast Facts style
  • Helps users to retrieve information at a moment’s notice with short chapters, bulleted lists, tables, and figures, all packaged in a portable, pocket size
  • Examines the forensic nurse’s role in all patient care settings
  • Explores the legalities and ethics surrounding provision of health care to and collecting evidence from patients injured due to criminal activity.
  • Covers the range of injury and assault cases requiring the collection of forensic evidence in preparation for a legal case

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 13, 2018
  • Page Count 200
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826138668
  • EISBN 9780826138675

Table of Contents 

Contents

Contributors

Preface

Part I OVERVIEW OF FORENSIC NURSING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE

1. History of Forensic Nursing

Meredith J. Scannell

2. Medical Examiner Investigator

Meredith J. Scannell

3. Principles of Evidence Collection and Preservation

Meredith J. Scannell

4. Providing Testimony in Forensic Cases

Barbara P. Madden

5. Trauma-Informed Care: Treating the Whole Person

Diane L. Miller

Part II ISSUES OF SEXUAL AND INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE

6. Sexual Assault

Meredith J. Scannell

7. Military Sexual Trauma

Meredith J. Scannell

8. Campus Sexual Assault

Meredith J. Scannell

9. Interpersonal Violence

Meredith J. Scannell and Patricia A. Normandin

Part III AGE-RELATED VIOLENCE

10. Child Maltreatment

Kristine Ruggiero

11. Elder Maltreatment

Stacy Brady

12. Bullying

Meredith J. Scannell

Part IV COMMUNITY AND GLOBAL VIOLENCE

13. Community Violence

Meredith J. Scannell

14. Strangulation

Andrea MacDonald

15. Human Trafficking

Andrea MacDonald

16. Gunshot Wounds

Meredith J. Scannell

17. Acts of Terrorism: Healthcare in the Age of Modern Terrorism

Yaeko Marie Karantonis

18. Mass Disasters

Corrine Foster and George E. Flores

Index